Date: Sep 24, 2003
Press Release Number: 126-2003
Andrew Saporito, a 22-year Port Authority veteran, has been named manager of the New Jersey Marine Terminals.
In his new position, Mr. Saporito, who lives in Brick, N.J., will manage the operations, maintenance, construction and tenant service activities for the 2,300-acre New Jersey Marine Terminal. The terminal includes Port Newark, the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal, and the Auto Marine Terminal. He manages a staff of 85 employees, who perform operations, maintenance, technical, support and administration functions.
Port Commerce Director Richard M. Larrabee said, \"Andy is a consummate professional who has spent more than 15 years of his career in key management positions at the port. His experience and knowledge of port operations will be a major asset as we move forward with our ambitious $1 billion port redevelopment plan.\"
Mr. Saporito began his Port Authority career in 1981. He joined the Port Authority’s Port Commerce Department in 1986, and has held management positions in port sales, leasing, facility operations and management. In 2001, he was appointed assistant manager of the New Jersey Marine Terminals.
Mr. Saporito said, \"The New Jersey Marine Terminals are the birthplace of containerized shipping, and a world-renowned port facility. The port community and thousands of port employees help us to continue that proud tradition.\"
Mr. Saporito has a bachelor’s degree in Business from Niagara University. He and his wife, Cynthia, have two children, Drew and Lauren.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; the George Washington Bridge; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH rapid-transit system; the Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.